Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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An Ontario court judge says he'll render a verdict in two months in the case of two senior political staffers accused of illegally destroying data in the office of former premier Dalton McGuinty.

Judge Timothy Lipson reserved his decision after hearing closing arguments that offered starkly different views of the evidence against David Livingston and Laura Miller.

Crown lawyer Tom Lemon argued the pair deliberately deleted records about the government's costly 2011 decision to cancel two gas plants, to ensure the information would never see the light of day.

But the defence said there's no evidence showing they meant to delete data they knew had to be kept.

Livingston and Miller have pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted mischief and illegal computer. (The Canadian Press)



The Toronto District School Board voted last night to scrap the practice of having police officers posted in high schools.

Board staff had recommended removing the officers after a survey of students, staff and parents found that the police presence left some teens feeling intimidated or uncomfortable.

The program, which had been suspended at the start of the school year, saw police officers stationed at 45 high schools to try to improve safety and how students regard police.

The practice began in 2008 after 15-year-old Jordan Manners was shot and killed at Toronto's C-W Jefferys Collegiate Institute. (The Canadian Press)



A joint inquest into the deaths of two inmates of a Toronto detention facility will be held early in the new year.

Fifty-one-year-old Paul Stevens died at St. Joseph's Health Centre on February 14th, 2015, after being transferred from the Toronto South Detention Centre.

Thirty-six-year-old Jeffery Sutton was in custody at the same detention facility when he died on September 8th, 2015.

The inquest -- which is mandatory under the Coroners Act -- will begin on January 8th in Toronto and is expected to last two weeks. …

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